Welcome to San Clemente


The city center is also one of SoCal's most picturesque as the sun glimmers off the ocean. Head south off PCH and follow Avenida del Mar as it winds south through San Clemente’s retro downtown district, where antiques and vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars line the main drag. Keep curving downhill toward the ocean.

Further south along the coast, at the foot of Trafalgar Street, T-Street is a popular surf break, as is Trestles Beach in San Onofre State Beach.


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$140 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ballestas Islands and Tambo Colorado from Puerto San Martín

You will be picked it up at the Paracas Port Terminal (Puerto San Martín) and transferred to Paracas city. At the pier of El Chaco, you will take a speedboat and start your two-hour journey at sea. After seeing the bay and peninsula of Paracas on the way to the Islands you will see an enigma called El Candelabro, a large geoglyph full of mystery, its origin is unknown until today, despite the passage of time and the natural conditions remain imposing in the desert geography of the area. After 15 minutes you will arrive at Ballestas islands with its beautiful landscapes and its classic white color for the guano of islands that brought so much economic abundance to Peru. The major attraction will be stolen by the sea lions as well as some species of birds and mollusks, crustaceans, algae, annelids, echinoderms and others. When returning to the port you will take your transport to start the other part of the tour to Tambo Colorado. It goes through the districts of San Andrés, Pisco, Túpac Amaru, San Clemente, Independencia and Humay, from the highway to see this Inca archaeological zone. After visiting the small museum site to locate us in time and space and know about the Inca Empire and its presence in the coastal area through models and panels, ceramics, weapons and others. Already inside the enclosure, we see the main square, the ceremonial platform or "ushnu", the housing area and the palace of the Inca. Apparently this "Tampu" was built as an administrative, religious, military and traffic control center for those who came from the Andes to the coast and vice versa. After this visit, you undertake the return to the port where your cruise awaits you.

$140 Cultural & Theme Tours

Paracas National Reserve and Tambo Colorado from Puerto San Martín

Our guide will wait for you at the port to take you to the immense desert of Paracas where we will choose the best spots for your photographs and enjoy the natural contrast. Then the other part of the tour to Tambo Colorado will begin. It goes through the districts of San Andres, Pisco, Villa Túpac Amaru, San Clemente, Independencia and Humay, from the highway to see this Inca archaeological zone. After visiting the small museum site to locate us in time and space and know about the Inca Empire and its presence in the coastal area through models and panels, ceramics, weapons and others. Already inside the enclosure we see the main square, the ceremonial platform or "ushnu", the housing area and the palace of the Inca. Apparently this "Tampu" was built as an administrative, religious, military and traffic control center for those who came from the Andes to the coast and vice versa. Finally we will return to the port to board the cruise.

$99.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kid-Friendly Underground Rome Tour with St Clement's Basilica & Capuchins Crypt

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Rome, LazioStarting from the current church built during the 12th century, you will be taken on a trip back into history.Learn about the history of St. Clement’s Basilica by exploring its four levels where you can see how the church was rebuilt during the centuries. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Rome, LazioAdmire the impressive mosaics, frescoes, and the wooden ceiling of the medioeval church. Discover the early medioeval wall paintings and the marble statues of the Basilica.Go back to 2000 years to admire the ruins of an old temple dedicated to Mithra, a private Roman house and a storehouse dating back to the 1st century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome, LazioMove to Santa Maria Immacolata Concezione where you can see the Crypt of the Capuchins. Five rooms decorated with the bones of monks, more than 4000 friars were buried here. Some of them are completely intact. A palque at the entrance of one of the chapels reads: “What you are now, we once were, what we are now, you will be.”Duration: 1 hour

$530 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Tour - Oceanside to Laguna Beach and back!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Luis Rey River Trail, Oceanside, CaliforniaWithin a minute after lift off we will be flying over the San Luis Rey River.Pass By: Oceanside Harbor Village, Oceanside, CaliforniaWithin two minutes after lift off we will come up on the Oceanside Harbor and the pretty beach of Oceanside! Camp Pendleton Marine Base will be off to the right. Pass By: San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, CaliforniaThe San Onofre State Beach is in the middle of the Camp Pendleton shoreline and offers camping and great surfing!Pass By: San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente, CaliforniaTrestles, located in San Clemente, is one of the most popular surf spots in the world and is the location of an annual professional surf competition!Pass By: San Clemente Pier, San Clemente, CaliforniaWe will cruise over the San Clemente Pier.Pass By: San Clemente Downtown District, San Clemente, CaliforniaCheck out this California beach town as we cruise along the San Clemente shoreline.Pass By: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CaliforniaCheck out all of the boats as we fly by the Dana Point Harbor and continue around the rocky point of Dana Point!Pass By: Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaGet ready to be amazed by the beauty of the Laguna Beach coastline, including Crystal Cove. This portion of the coastline offers many reefs, rocks, caves, and coves. The various beaches are beautiful! Check out all of the various resorts, condos, and homes on the cliffs and hills.

$176.97 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Luxury Transfer from Florence to Venice with stops in Bologna and Padova

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-RomagnaYou will be comfortably transferred from Florence to Venice, the most romantic city of the world. Along the way, you will first stop in Bologna, the University city famous for its untouched medieval center, and its memorable gourmet restaurants. You can visit the Basilica of St Petronius, Bologna's largest and greatest church, the fifth-largest basilica in the world, dominating the beautiful Piazza Maggiore; the Neptuno Fountain, a real masterpiece of the 16-th century, and the Torre degli Asinelli, which offers spectacular views of the city if you're prepared to climb 498 steps! Bologna has a number of nicknames: La Dotta (the learned) for its ancient university, La Rossa (the red) for the warm colour of its roofs and houses, and La Grassa (the fat) for the wonderful food. In fact you can visit the main medieval markets of the city: the Quadrilatero - an area of ancient artisanal, mercantile and commercial tradition that now houses butchers, delicatessens, fruit and vegetable counters, bakeries, shops with typical gastronomy, Mercato di Mezzo - one of the most representative historical places of the Bolognese food culture, Mercato delle Erbe - the largest covered market in the historic center of Bologna and you have the possibility to do a series of tastings that will make this “journey” even more enjoyable.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Piazza delle Erbe, Padua, Province of Padua, VenetoThen you will proceed to Padua, known as the City of the Saint, one of the most ancient cities in northern Italy filled with remains of its history and important works of art.You can visit Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Frutti, for centuries a daily produce market that is a cross section of citizen life and commerce, as well as the idea venue for seeing and socializing. Overlooking the two piazzas is one of Padua’s several symbolic monuments, Palazzo della Ragione, also referred to as the “Salone,” a unique work within its genre. It features a series of typical shops on the ground floor, while on its upper level is a hall decorated with an astrological cycle. Close by is Piazza dei Signori, an elegant piazza with Renaissance touches, circumscribed by famous monuments including the Church of San Clemente, Palazzo del Capitanio, and the imposing Tower adorned with its famous Astrological Clock. Also quite nearby is Piazza del Duomo, dominated by the majestic Cathedral and by the ancient St. John’s Baptistry.Another of Padua’s symbols is Caffè Pedrocchi built in the early 1800, it is still today a beloved Paduan locale, and plays host to important cultural exhibits and events. The Caffe faces Palazzo Bo, main office of the prestigious Università di Padova, the second oldest in Italy. Yet, certaily no visit to Padua is complete without taking the time to admire the renowned Scrovegni Chapel, one of Giotto's absolute masterpieces. The lovely Piazza del Santo, with Donatello’s equestrian statue at the center dedicated to Gattamelata, hosts a grand monumental work dedicated to one of the most venerated saints in the world: St. Anthony, via the Basilica di Sant’Antonio. In the vicinity is the oldest Botanical Garden in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded during the epoch of the Venetian Republic, it was conceived as a place dedicated to the study and cultivation of medicinal plants. You will then reach the Venice pier of Piazzale Roma. A ride on a water taxi or on a local ferryboat departing from the pier (ticket not included in this rate) will take you to your final destination.Duration: 2 hours

$34.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rome's Saint Clement's Basilica - 90-minute tour in English

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Rome, LazioOn this 90-minute guided tour, you will discover the ancient Basilica of Saint Clement. This Basilica is a must-see hidden gem of Rome. This fascinating site boasts 4 levels of ancient Rome in one complex. Under the guidance of an expert guide, you will explore the Basilica of San Clemente, built on top of an ancient, 4th century church, built on top of a 2nd century pagan temple, built on top of a 1st century apartment building. Uncover the original place of conclave where the Popes were elected in the middle ages and the room, where a Pope changed his name for the first time. See the burial place of St. Cyril, creator of Cyrillic alphabet, and a private pagan temple of Mithra. Your guide will bring these perfectly preserved remains to life for you and show you the sites very few get to see.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes